Research Associate

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

December 8, 2021


Posting Information Department Radiology - Research-412802

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 11/23/2021 Application Deadline 12/08/2021 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Research Associate Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 01004498 Vacancy ID NF0005423 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 12/13/0021

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Associate Director (AD) of Radiology's Epidemiology Research Team will be a primary manager over the operations, personnel, research initiatives, and financial management for the Epidemiology Research Team. The AD will directly report to and under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Director of the Department of Radiology's Epidemiology Research Team. The Epidemiology Research Team currently has 6 funded grants/projects and collaborates with over 75 faculty and staff at 10 academic institutions across the country. Research focuses on the areas of breast, liver, and lung cancer. In addition to constructing independent investigator-initiated projects, the Epidemiology Research Team is part of larger national efforts, and the AD is responsible for overseeing all administrative and operational aspects of the Epidemiology Research Team and related grant projects. This position requires substantial capacity to independently manage and coordinate research activities for the various projects within the program. The AD shall maintain good working relationships with investigators and staff involved in Epidemiology Research Team activities (at UNC-CH and across the U.S.), with participating healthcare systems and providers, participating study subjects, other collaborating sites, and funding agencies. This position will also be responsible for the fiscal management of the program grants, contracts, and other sources of revenue.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

At least 5 years of project management experience, including at least 1 year of experience working in an academic setting. Demonstrated experience with the acquisition and management of funding. Proven ability to integrate and analyze information from diverse disciplines and ability to master new concepts.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Previous experience managing large epidemiology studies, supervising project staff, and working with investigators at other institutions.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Name and Title Trent Hopper, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Supplemental Questions

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  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
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